MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt reviews

35 customer reviews

+ This motherboard has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on how easy to set-up.

£86 at 1 retailer out of 416 retailers checked

9.0 out of 10 based on 35 reviews.
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Stuart, East Preston PC builder, Gamer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I used this product for my first build of my pc, and i didnt have a single problem with it. The BIOS menu is superb and it overlocks your cpu for you! As i bought a after market cooler im able to achieve 4.5ghz without a single problem. If you buy this product you wont be disappointed.
Bad points:
If your focusing on red lighting in your computer, this one will not be for you, as the cpu phase shines blue and is very bright.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Apr 2013

Peter, Betws-y-Coed

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good and easy overclocking and placement of IO connections and ports.
Bad points:
Very few except perhaps lack of e-sata port
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Mar 2013

Ben, UK

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Lots of ports, excellent software and build quality
Bad points:
Port placement for the USB 3 controller is on the edge of the board and my case (antec 300 two) came with a fairly hefty usb3 cable. When i plugged it in, the port is being lifted slightly by the cable. An upright port would be better. Same goes for the SATA connections. Not a major problem, just enough to put more pressure than needed onto the board, and to ruin my nice neat cabling.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Sep 2012

Anthony, London Search MarvelluxGaming on Youtube!!!

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
-Marvelous blue-themed design
-Great connectivity out of the box
-ClickBios is extremely conveniant and easy to use
-PCI-E 3.0!
-Cannot get better for the price!
Bad points:
-USB Power is not as reliable as other motherboards
-Could have been more SATA ports
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2012

Mike, Isle of Wight

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I love this board and the decent quality build you get for the money. I usually buy Asus, but I wanted a reasonable Z77 board with heatsinks on the MOSFET's for under a £100 and Asus didnt have what I wanted. ClickBIOS II makes setup a doddle and is very user friendly.
Bad points:
No LucidLogix MVP.
Beware of updating the BIOS! It can be very risky on these boards partly due to the added complexity of UEFI and Intel Management Engine additions. Refer to the MSI forum for more information.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2012

Rhoda, Aberdeen

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very fast
Bad points:
BIOS is complicated and update software is instusive in windows 7/8
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jun 2012

Barry,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great build quality. good price for current standards
Bad points:
the 6 pin socket on mobo is as far away from your PSU as it can be, if it is located at bottom of case. make sure you have a long 6 pin lead from the PSU to go over graphics cards on route to socket.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 7.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2013

This MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Also known as: MSI Z77A-G45 Desktop, MSI Z77A-G45 Z77 Socket

 

Manufacturer's Description

Highlights for MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Desktop Motherboard – Intel Z77 Express Chipset – Socket H2 LGA-1155
Processor Supported:Core i5
Processor Socket:Socket H2 LGA-1155
Marketing Information

Intel® Z77 Chipset Based
Thunderbolt™ Technology : The world’s fastest I/O standard
Military Class III components: Top quality & stability
OC Genie II: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec
ClickBIOS II: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS interface
THX TruStudio PRO: deliver the fullest audio experience
Support USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s
Audio

Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
Sound Controller Model: ALC892
Audio Channels: 7.1
Controls/Indicators

Buttons & Keys: CMOS Clear
General Information

Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
Manufacturer Part Number: Z77A-G45 THUNDERBOLT
Manufacturer Website Address: www.msicomputer.com
Manufacturer: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Product Model: Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt
Product Name: Z77A-G45 v2.0 Thunderbolt Desktop Motherboard
Brand Name: MSI
I/O Expansions

Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 4
Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 3
PCI Express Standard: PCI Express 3.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 7
Memory

Maximum Memory: 32 GB
Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard: DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Number of Memory Slots: 4
Memory Form Factor: DIMM
Miscellaneous

Package Contents

Z77A-G45 v2.0 Thunderbolt Desktop Motherboard
User Guide
Drivers and Utilities Disc
Backplate
SATA Cable
Certifications & Standards

FCC
CE
C-Tick
BSMI
KCC
EuP 2013
Country of Origin

China
Green Compliant

Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority

WEEE
Network & Communication

Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Physical Characteristics

Form Factor: ATX
Width: 12.0"
Depth: 9.6"
Power Description

Power Supply Supported: ATX12V
Processor & Chipset

Processor Supported: Core i5
Total Processor Supported: 1
Processor Socket: Socket H2 LGA-1155
64-bit Processing: Yes
Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
Chipset Model: Z77 Express
Multi GPU Supported: SLI
Video

Graphics Controller Manufacturer: Intel
Graphics Controller Memory: 1.72 GB
Graphics Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility: Shared
Onboard Video: CPU Dependent Video


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